Merseyside giants Liverpool have arguably been the most unlucky team in the title race during the Premier League era but the word ‘unlucky’ won’t be enough to qualify their situation if the Reds fail to win the league this season after putting a lot of work to get to a very good position.
Before the current Premier League season was suspended as a result of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool needed two victories to win the league title for the first time in three decades.
Liverpool are the most successful club in England in trophy terms and this makes it more remarkable cum surprising that they are yet to taste Premier League title success despite coming close on a number of occasions. Their fans are widely regarded by many as the most intense on the European football scene but they are yet to see the club win the league in 30 years.
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Liverpool were the most successful team in the English league two decades ago with 18 titles but their lack of win over the years paved the way for arch-rivals Manchester United to overtake them. The Red Devils have 20 league titles with the final one coming during the last season of legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson (2012/13 campaign).
Two instances of Liverpool coming close to winning the Premier League title readily jumps to mind. During the 2013/14 season, Liverpool was closing in on their first title in the Premier League era with three games left to play before a costly slip by then club skipper Steven Gerrard initiated their collapse.
Liverpool needed seven points from those three games and they were only able to record just four points to hand Manchester City the title. The second instance was last season when the Reds missed out on the league title to Manchester City again by just one point.
This season, Liverpool have a 25-point advantage at the top of the table but that would count for nothing if the current league campaign is not finished because of Coronavirus. It would be the most Liverpool thing for Liverpool to be denied a first league title in 30 years by Coronavirus after the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City had stopped them over the years.